Head Writer / Coordinator / Production Mike O’Sullivan
Overseer Jeff Christiansen
Coordination Assistance Mike Fichera
Writers Madison Carter, Jeff Christiansen, Anthony Cotilletta, Patrick Duke, Mike Fichera, Kevin Garcia, Daron Jensen, Rob London, Chris McCarver, Sean McQuaid, Roger Ott, Markus Raymond, Marc Riemer, Jacob Rougemont and Stuart Vandal
Image Refurbishment / Production Assistance Gally Articola, Anthony Cotilletta, Mike Fichera, Mike O’Sullivan, Roger Ott and Emily Schmidt
Cover Art Mike McKone and Rachelle Rosenberg
Special Thanks Steven Boyd, Shawn “Keebler” Byers, Peter David, Aida Duran, Steve Topper, Jeph York, http://www.g-mart.com and the guys at the Appendix (www.marvunapp.com)
In loving memory of Arthur Jensen (2000-2015)
My heart goes out to Daron Jensen, over the lost of Arthur, as that is simply heart breaking!
I wanted to spotlight a few entries –
Obnoxio the Clown
Nice that the late Alan Kupperberg’s creation gets a spotlight. Kitty isn’t mention in the Old Man Logan spotlight.
Secret Wars II
In my mind, Secret Wars II has a lot to do with the X-Men and the New Mutants but the event was much larger than that. The New Mutants were really affected by the event. Nice that Magik gets name checked in it.
Miles time with the All New Ultimates, which also had Ultimate Shadowcat as a member, gets spotlighted.
“Ultimate Universe” (Reality-1610)
Really surprised that the entire Ultimate Universe can be squeezed down to five pages, especially with the lack of crossovers (at first).
Glad to see the green dragon from Secret Wars has an official name. I want to say she got the name in Shadow and Flame, but I’ll find out when I reread that series – someday. Also nice is that she doesn’t have any other adventures that I have to track down.
I like how in Zsaji’s spotlight, Colossus cheating on his then girlfriend, isn’t mention. That should be in his spotlight. Zsaji’s entry shall be her heroic sacrifice.
Nice to actually read about Ruby Summers, as I’m not going to seek out those X-Factor issues.
Other spotlights worth checking out –
Age of Ultron
Children of the Secret Wars, from the amazing What If 114 issue. Apparently they showed up in another issue, which I wish was revealed in this issue. Apparently Avengers Forever 11 and 12, had an appearance by a few of these kids, I wonder if I picked up on that, when that issue came out.
Egyptia is a region of Secret Wars 2015’s Battleworld, so it is nice to read about the proper version.
Incursions, always good to know more about what Hickman’s Avengers run was leading up to.
Iron Avengers, from Earth X – always nice when Marvel acknowledges that maxiseries.
Maker (Ultimate Reed Richards) had an update, but doesn’t mention Ultimate Kitty Pryde. Not even due to Cataclysm.
Nightcrawler, but the one from Age of Apocalypse, that was a member of Uncanny X-Force.
Shiklah, Deadpool’s wife
Spider-verse, nice to read what that entire crossover event was about, in three pages.
Tyler Stone from Spider-Man 2099, who I read (before) had gotten a complicated twist to his story. Though the entire Stone family is pretty complicated.
Throg, that mentions Pet Avengers, all over the place, but Lockheed isn’t named – not even once. Lockjaw is the only member to get name checked.
Thunderball, of the Wrecking Crew fame, gets two pages.
Volcana, the best aspect of Mocular Man, gets two pages.
Weirdworld, another domain of Battleworld, the original version, gets three pages.
Such a great handbook but I’m a sucker for these.